PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, June 29-July 5: The Jungle Book Premieres, The Explorers Club and Choir Boy Extend

By Robert Simonson
05 Jul 2013

Bette Midler
Photo by Richard Termine
Time Out Chicago, meanwhile, pointed out that the difficulties inherent to the film remain in place, saying, "Zimmerman hasn't solved all the problems of the material she's inherited. While De Shields makes hay of 'I Wanna Be Like You,' turning it into a show-stopping Act I closer, those who see racial overtones in a be-bopping orangutan who wishes he could walk and talk like men won't be made any more comfortable."


John Logan's I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, the one-woman play starring award-winning singer and actress Bette Midler that played its final performance June 30 at the Booth Theatre, may be headed to Los Angeles.

Midler told The New York Times, "We're in talks to bring it to L.A., which would be fun, because it'd be near my house and Sue's house."